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Gang of thieves execute supermarket employee in Argentina before running off with $42

Horrifying moment gang of thieves execute supermarket employee in Argentina before escaping with just $420, wine and several pounds of meat

  • Four armed men robbed a supermarket in Tres de Febrero, Argentina, on Monday
  • Two employees were standing outside the store when the men got off their vehicle  and approached them with their weapons
  • One of the workers was shot from behind while trying to flee
  • The assailants stole $420, a computer, bottles of wine and several pounds of meats

This is the horrifying moment a clerk was shot dead in the back by a gang of machine gun-toting thieves outside a supermarket in Argentina before they escaped with $420.

The disturbing incident took place Monday afternoon in the Buenos Aires town of Tres de Febrero when four armed men arrived outside the Chinese market and sent the two frightened workers running.

As the employees fled, one of the suspects opened fire with his rifle, sending both men to the ground as they tripped over each other, a surveillance video showed. 

Employees react to the sight of armed men outside a supermarket in Argentina before one of the workers (first from left to right) was shot dead

Two of the four suspects stand near one of the supermarket employees who was shot while he trying to escape from the assailants

Two of the four suspects stand near one of the supermarket employees who was shot while he trying to escape from the assailants

Once the assailants closed in, the worker who narrowly missed being shot raced across the street and disappeared as he around a building.

A separate security camera showed how the suspects terrorized a bevy of shoppers trapped inside while they ransacked the supermarket and ripped out a laptop from the counter.

A short while later, a suspect aimed his machine gun and then led two males to the counter.

Argentine authorities had not made any arrests as of Tuesday afternoon following the deadly supermarket robbery in which an employee was killed

Argentine authorities had not made any arrests as of Tuesday afternoon following the deadly supermarket robbery in which an employee was killed

A female worker, who was not named, told Argentine newspaper La Nación that it appeared the thieves knew the layout of the store because some of them walked to the back area of the supermarket, which leads to the owner’s home where they beat him.

It took the suspects nearly five minutes to rob the supermarket. 

The attackers drove towards the town of San Martín and engaged the police in a shootout as they were pursued and abandoned their vehicle near a cemetery before fleeing on foot.

No arrests had been made as of Tuesday afternoon. 

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